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 3 March 1876 → The Kentucky Meat Shower. Around 2pm, chunks of fresh, red meat fell from the sky for several minutes onto Olympia Springs in Bath County. The chunks of meat were 3 to 4 inches square. Two local men tasted it and figured it to be mutton or venison. Scientific analysis showed it to be lung tissue, muscle tissue, and cartilage, likely from a horse. It was posited that a flock of buzzards had just eaten a dead horse nearby, and then disgorged their meal onto unsuspecting Olympia Springs. The day was otherwise pleasant with blue skies, a light breeze, and temperatures in the 40s.
 3 March 1966 → Jackson, MS was heavily damaged by a half-mile wide F5 tornado. Of the total death toll of 57, twelve people were killed when the Candlestick Shopping Center was leveled to the ground.
 3 March 1989 → A massive dust storm lowered visibility to zero along I-10 in Cochise County, AZ. Chain-reaction accidents involved 25 cars. Two motorists were killed.

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September 19, 1991:

Near record or record cold hit central and northeast South Dakota on this day in 1991. Temperatures fell into the 20s during the morning bringing a hard freeze to much of the area. Pierre and Mobridge had record lows of 24 degrees while Timber Lake set a record low of 21 degrees. Near record lows of 28 degrees and 22 degrees occurred at Aberdeen and Kennebec, respectively.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1895) Aberdeen: 26 (1938)
Kennebec: 102 (1984) Kennebec: 20 (1896)
Mobridge: 98 (1914) Mobridge: 24 (1991)
Pierre: 100 (1984) Pierre: 24 (1991)
Sisseton: 97 (1984) Sisseton: 30 (1937)
Timber Lake: 99 (1914) Timber Lake: 21 (1991)
Watertown: 93 (1984) Watertown: 24 (1918)
Wheaton: 97 (1984) Wheaton: 30 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.85" (1988)
Kennebec: 1.91" (1996)
Mobridge: 1.98" (1996)
Pierre: 2.45" (1996)
Sisseton: 1.14" (1986)
Timber Lake: 1.08" (1996)
Watertown: 1.79" (1988)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1988)


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